Calais – Carleton Leroy Sprague, 83, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Calais Regional Hospital. Carleton was born in Calais on March 14, 1936.
Carleton graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1953. While in high school, he enlisted in the Army National Guard, serving as a cook. Carleton worked at Grant’s Department Store in Calais until starting his career with Georgia Pacific working in the stud mill, retiring with over 20 years of service. After his retirement, Carleton worked for several years at Milltown Variety. Carleton loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to his parents, James and Lily (Allbon) Sprague, Carleton was predeceased by his first wife Sandra (Hewitt) Sprague; his second wife Carolyn (McClure) Sprague; a son Douglas Sprague; two brothers, Edward and John; and two sisters, Irma Cookson and Melva George and her husband Mujey. Surviving are his children, David Sprague and wife Vicky of Bradenton, FL, Debbie Gordon and husband Carl of Meddybemps, and Angela Clark and husband Peter of Calais; a daughter-in-law Bonnie Sprague of Calais; three grandchildren, Carl Gordon II of Dover, DE, SrA - Amanda Patterson, USAF of Dover, DE, and Nicole Clark of Calais; a sister, Elaine Hamilton of Baco Raton, FL; and a sister-in-law Sandra Sprague of Milltown.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais.